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The one thing Friday's practice definitely taught fans.

What we could learn from a practice in no pads.

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Marcus Mariota's debut went off without a hitch. Sure there were some miscues, but most everyone that was any issues in the passing game came when an UDFA receiver just couldn't catch up to Marcus Mariota's speed.

Even though there was no pass rush, no offensive line, no calls at the line, you can still take things away from practices like this. My biggest and most obvious takeaway from Marcus Mariota's first public appearance was this: the Tennessee Titans are relevant again.

I am sure most everyone already saw these pictures, but look at the tweets posted yesterday from John Glennon and Audra Martin:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Long row of cameras taking in Titans rookie mini-camp this morning. Seems to be some interest in this Mariota fellow. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mariota brings out the media masses that&#39;s for sure! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Audra Martin (@Audra_Martin) <a href="">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I have been to a lot of Tennessee Titans camps, and even during the peak interest of Vince Young and Chris Johnson, there were nowhere near as many eyes on Nashville.

On top of that Dorial Green-Beckham has been an absolute stud in interviews so far. He has said all the right things, and maybe his vocal desire and Marcus Mariota's innate leadership, this duo can become the offensive leaders that the Tennessee Titans have needed for so long.

Either way, Titans fans have a front row seat to one of the most interesting storylines of the 2015 NFL Season: how good will Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans be?